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Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

473 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 473
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 12
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 05-27-2013)
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jwk0408

New York

1.9/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I love southern tier. I've loved every beer I've tried, until this one. It had a dish soap taste to me. I couldn't even finish it. Although I tried,I just couldn't get past that. I think I even cried when I poured it out. It was the third beer I have poured out. I just couldn't do it. To me, it doesn't reflect on southern tier. I still believe they are one of the best around. I will continue to buy anything they release. I hope to get to the brewery soon. For now, I have a pumpking on ice! Got to go.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 00:27:24 | More by jwk0408
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.2%

06-14-2013 02:09:06 | More by ScottStache
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Troy518

New York

2/5  rDev -48.2%

02-26-2014 02:44:16 | More by Troy518
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GrindFatherBob

New York

2/5  rDev -48.2%

07-09-2013 01:33:21 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

11-18-2013 13:02:04 | More by Tamaquadan
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bigfancy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

06-09-2013 23:04:39 | More by bigfancy
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redbeerdviking

Pennsylvania

2.64/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This beer did not represent what I have come to expect from Southern Tier.

Appearance - Very light yellow in color, dare I say it, like a Budweiser, medium head, little to no lacing.

Smell - Fruity, especially citrus, with flowery undertones.

Taste - Started of strong and pleasing, like an APA should be, but moved to an overpowering citrus flavor, which tasted unnatural. The finish and aftertaste was that of roses or a similar flower.

Mouth- It's hard to get a grasp here, because it was just tapped at a newer restaurant, and it felt over carbonated. I wouldn't lay the blame on Southern Tier until I at least try it out of a bottle.

Overall, I can't give this an okay rating, because I really wouldn't want to drink it again. It had more of a pilsner or kolsch feel and taste to me, which aren't my favorite styles.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2013 05:24:13 | More by redbeerdviking
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CrummyLuke

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-20-2014 13:37:44 | More by CrummyLuke
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DomingoOrtiz

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

06-03-2013 00:01:41 | More by DomingoOrtiz
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IrishColonial

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

07-03-2014 23:33:29 | More by IrishColonial
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hefferee

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

08-28-2013 15:41:03 | More by hefferee
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-14-2013 19:11:22 | More by Lanstrum
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-02-2014 19:20:24 | More by atlbravsrno1
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-18-2013 15:35:17 | More by cfalovo97
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GaBengal

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-25-2013 18:05:35 | More by GaBengal
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-20-2014 06:26:24 | More by Howlader
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roysand

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-24-2014 23:09:50 | More by roysand
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-28-2013 04:27:27 | More by jenray
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-01-2013 16:53:21 | More by Whiskeydeez
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

09-12-2013 22:05:06 | More by beernads
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-21-2014 00:32:37 | More by Nichols33
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Jsher

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-22-2013 02:52:08 | More by Jsher
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-22-2013 14:06:13 | More by Nobcefus
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into a tulip. From yesterday's notes.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with tons of sediment. The one finger white shaded head retains very nicely and leaves behind some lacing on the glass. The hazy look isn't the most aesthetically impressive, but usually yields an enjoyable brew elsewhere.

S: Aromatically, it's mostly citrusy hops combined with an herbal component. Yeast seems to come through with a phenolic note, unfortunately. Otherwise, the nose is decent enough.

T: First thing that hits the tongue is some citrusy hops. This builds up to a yeasty, bready finish with an herbal aftertaste. Some aspects work, some aspects don't.

M: The body has a light feel (not to be confused with an insubstantial one), but isn't quite as crisp as some other unfiltered ales. Astringency is fairly heavy and distracting - probably my least favorite feature. Still, for a 9% pale, it's both drinkable and devoid of booziness.

O: A textbook average brew that's only a couple of tweaks away from being really good. I enjoyed it for what it was, but wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 16:16:44 | More by ThisWangsChung
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-27-2014 07:18:15 | More by valianes
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Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.